Friday, February 19, 2010

Euphimisms

The NYT considers itself the paper of record and does not like using rude language. Here is their description of the reaction to a leaked cable during the Obama Afghanistan decision. The article itself is worth reading
The cable stunned some in the military. The reaction at the Pentagon, said one official, was “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” — military slang for an expression of shock.

1 comment:

Paul G. Buchanan said...

Thanks Phil, for the link. It is an excellent story that reaffirms the journalistic cred of the NYT. You and I may put different emphases on different things mentioned in the story, but it does show the heterogeneous opinions and interests at play.